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Old 02 January 2007, 05:45   #1
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RIBEX vs SPORTS BOAT AND RIB

Just a quick question for all you Rib owners

What Rib boat show did you visit last year Ribex, Sports Boat and Rib show or both?

Your answers would be highly useful, not just to Rib Shop but I am sure to all the other trade members on the forum.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 02 January 2007, 06:42   #2
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Old 02 January 2007, 07:04   #3
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Sports Boat and Rib but was not very impressed at all and would probably not bother going again unless I were in the area.
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Old 02 January 2007, 07:49   #5
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Went to RIBEX last year, but found the dry arena disappointing for sales of general chandlery, etc. The marina, on the other hand was great, with lots of opportunity to try out different RIBs.
Will probably go again in 2007, as it's a good venue for meeting other folk and a great base for spinning around the Solent.
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Agree with Downhilldai that lack of exhibitors on dry land is something HMS and Harvey needs to attract exhibitors, the show in Exmouth I recall was opposite a lot more indoor stands but lack of RIBīs although had a nice ride on Zodiac Hurricane 9 metre alu RIB powered by twin large Evinrudeīs

Hope they will fill the land space this year

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Sports boat and rib was good for the on water demos etc. Went to Ribex year before last and wasn't massily impressed. Out of the two I prefer SB&R.
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I was not too impressed with SB&R.
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Only been to RIBEX so can't really comment other than to agree with the comments about the dry arena.

A good show on the water, just a shame it can't be matched on the land.
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Old 02 January 2007, 12:34   #10
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Having been to both ,Ribx was my choice but i agree that the dry area needs
sorting and better signs for ribs ariving by water to where to berth,
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